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best phones with edge displays

The Galaxy Note Edge was the very first phone with an edge display way back in 2014. Its single-edge design never really took off, but Samsung refined the concept the following year, introducing a dual-edge design with the Galaxy S6 Edge. Since then, the curved screen has become a feature on flagships from several manufacturers, including Samsung and Huawei. So with that in mind, we take a look at the best phones with edge displays!

Best phones with edge displays:

  1. ZTE Axon 10 Pro
  2. Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  3. Sony Xperia XZ3

Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list of the best phones with edge displays regularly as new devices launch.


1. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus

Samsung’s Galaxy Note line was the original curved screen smartphone, and that tradition continues with the all-new Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus. You can expect a 6.8-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED screen on the Galaxy Note 10 Plus, while the vanilla Note 10 delivers a 6.3-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED panel. Either way, you’re getting a center-mounted punch-hole cutout hosting a 10MP selfie camera.

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The Note 10 series packs a Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9825 chipset under the hood — depending on the region. The phones also offer an upgraded S Pen, IP68 water/dust resistance, in-display fingerprint sensor, and a 12MP/12MP telephoto/16MP ultra wide rear camera trio.

The devices differ in terms of battery size, RAM, and storage. Expect a 3,500mAh battery, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage in the Note 10. The Note Plus serves up a 4,300mAh battery with 45 watt fast charging, 12GB of RAM, and 256GB or 512GB of storage. One thing you won’t find, however, is a 3.5mm port. So you might want to check out the next entry in series instead.


Samsung Galaxy Note 10 specs:

  • Display: 6.3-inch, FHD+
  • SoC: SD 855 or Exynos 9825
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12 and 16MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 3,500mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


Galaxy Note 10 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 855 or Exynos 9825
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 256/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,300mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


2. Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S10 right profile edge display

The Samsung Galaxy S10 and the larger Galaxy S10 Plus both sport curved Dynamic AMOLED displays with QHD+ resolution. The one on the Plus model comes in at 6.4-inches, while the display of its smaller brother measures 6.1-inches.

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In terms of specs, the two phones are very similar. Both sport the same chipset, have the same rear cameras, and come with an in-display fingerprint scanner. They also have a headphone jack on board and support expandable storage, among other things. However, in addition to the larger display, the S10 Plus also has a larger battery, features two front cameras instead of one, and comes with as much as 12GB of RAM.

Thanks to their top-of-the-line specs and a great design, the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus are among the best phones with edge displays you can currently get. However, they are expensive — check their prices via the button below.


Galaxy S10 specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 855 or Exynos 9820
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 3,400mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


Galaxy S10 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 855 or Exynos 9820
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB and 1TB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP
  • Front cameras: 10 and 8MP
  • Battery: 4,100mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


3. Huawei P30 Pro

Huawei P30 Pro screen edge display

The Huawei P30 Pro has a big 6.47-inch dual-curved OLED screen with Full HD+ resolution. It’s the latest and best flagship in Huawei’s lineup and is aimed at demanding users who are into photography. The phone’s four rear cameras capture fantastic images, even in low-light conditions thanks to Huawei’s Night Mode and at long distances using its innovative periscope lens.

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Huawei’s flagship comes with loads of other high-end features including an in-display fingerprint sensor and reverse wireless charging. The battery is massive at 4,200mAh and offers as much as 10 hours of screen-on time, according to our testing. Other specs and features include an IP68 rating for protection against water and dust, the latest Kirin 980 chipset, and as much as 8GB of RAM.

The phone looks gorgeous with its metal and glass body that comes in a few eye-catching gradient colors. It has a notch, which not everyone is a fan of, but it’s super small and doesn’t feel obtrusive at all. Unfortunately, the phone is a little difficult to find in the U.S. due to a trade ban currently in effect.


Huawei P30 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.47-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Kirin 980
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 40, 20, 8MP, and ToF
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,200mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


4. OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus 7 Pro edge display

The curved OLED display of the OnePlus 7 Pro measures 6.67-inches and offers QHD+ resolution. It also has a 90Hz refresh rate that makes animations and movement look a lot more fluid compared to 60Hz screens on most high-end phones.

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The OnePlus 7 Pro packs the latest Snapdragon 855 chipset along with as much as 12GB of RAM under the hood, which means it can handle just about any task you throw at it. It also features an in-display fingerprint sensor, a pop-up front-facing camera, and three cameras at the back.

The phone offers a great software experience thanks to its OxygenOS skin, which is one of the best skins out there in our opinion. All these things combined make the OnePlus 7 Pro one of the best phones with an edge display you can get.

However, the handset does have a few drawbacks. It doesn’t have an official IP rating, lacks a headphone jack, and doesn’t support wireless charging. It’s also the most expensive OnePlus phone to date, though it’s still cheaper than the likes of the Galaxy S10 Plus and Huawei P30 Pro.


OnePlus 7 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6/8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 16, and 8MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


5. ZTE Axon 10 Pro

ZTE Axon 10 Pro 4G screen at angle

ZTE has gradually been upping the ante when it comes to high-end phones, starting out with the affordable Axon 7 in 2016 and delivering the rather intriguing Axon 9 Pro last year. The Axon 10 Pro is its latest flagship phone, and it’s certainly in the running for one of the more underrated devices of 2019.

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The Axon 10 Pro offers most of the expected bells and whistles for a flagship in 2019. That means a Snapdragon 855 chipset, a 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0, a triple rear camera setup (48MP/20MP ultra-wide/8MP 3x telephoto), and a 6.47-inch OLED screen (FHD+ with a waterdrop notch).

Other notable features include a 20MP selfie camera, wireless charging, IP53 splash resistance, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. Just don’t expect a 3.5mm port. Nevertheless, the phone is attractively priced at just €599, and U.S. customers can snag a device for just $550.


ZTE Axon 10 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.47-inch, FHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6/8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 20, and 8MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


6. Huawei Mate 20 Pro

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro has a huge 6.39-inch AMOLED display with curved edges, a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and QHD+ resolution. It sports three rear cameras that can capture great images in different lighting conditions.

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The device comes with the Kirin 980 SoC, up to 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. It supports expandable storage but only via Huawei’s proprietary Nano Memory standard. You also get an in-display fingerprint sensor, a large 4,200mAh battery, and 3D facial recognition. However, there’s no headphone jack on board.

The flagship also supports wireless charging as well as reverse wireless charging, although the latter is painfully slow. The phone is available in Europe and many other regions, but it was not officially released in the U.S.


Huawei Mate 20 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.39-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Kirin 980
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 40, 20, and 8MP
  • Front camera: 24MP
  • Battery: 4,200mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


7. Sony Xperia XZ3

Sony Xperia XZ3 in hand (front)

The last model on our list of the best phones with edge displays is the Xperia XZ3. It’s not the best or latest phone in Sony’s lineup — that title goes to the Xperia 1 — but it does come in second. Its curved display measures 6-inches, offers QHD+ resolution, and has an 18:9 aspect ratio.

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You’ll find last year’s Snapdragon 845 chipset under the hood along with 4GB of RAM for the U.S. model. There’s a single camera at the back along with a fingerprint scanner that sits rather low.

The phone runs Android Pie and comes with a few neat software tricks including Side Sense, which brings up a mini app drawer with the apps you’re most likely to need when you double-tap on the edges of the screen.

The Sony Xperia XZ3 is IP68 rated, supports expandable storage, and features wireless charging. It launched with a price tag of $900 back in Europe, but it can be found for roughly $550 now that its successor has already been released.


Sony Xperia XZ3 specs:

  • Display: 6.0-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 845
  • RAM: 4/6GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Rear camera: 19MP
  • Front camera: 13MP
  • Battery: 3,300mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


These are our picks for the best phones with edge displays, although there are a few other models available on the market. These include last year’s Samsung Galaxy S9 series and the Nokia 8 Sirocco, among others. We’ll add more models to the list once they are released.

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